It’s that time of year, again!
This Sunday will see the Super Bowl XLVII hit our screens. For those unaware, the ‘Super Bowl’ is one of the biggest events in American sport. It’s a championship game ran by the National Football League (NFL), and represents the highest level of professional American football played in the United States.
In the coming hours, we’ll be sure to bring you a look at the multi-million dollar smartphone (and tablet) ads that will likely be plastered across American television networks over this weekend.
For now, though, here’s a short list of apps for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, that should help you get the most out of your Super Bowl weekend.
The official app of this year’s Super Bowl, SB XLVII Guide is your guide (provided by Verizon) to the official SuperBowl events. The app will give you directions and information on local restaurants, the nightlife, and points of interest surrounding the stadium.
You can also follow all of the buzz with push notifications sent directly to your device, and set calendar alerts and bookmarks for anything on the provided map.
Looking to watch the big game live? – Sky Go Extra lets Sky TV customers download popular TV shows and movies via Wi-Fi to watch on up to four devices – (and you can bet your iPhone that Super Bowl coverage will be available via the app this weekend).
Of course, the content which is available for download via the app depends on your Sky TV subscription. Downloading via Wi-Fi also means that you don’t have to worry about using up your monthly data allowance from your mobile phone provider.
Sky Go is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS (or above) and iPod touch (4th and 5th-generation), and is available to those in the UK or Ireland over a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.
From the opening kick-off to the game winning touchdown, Big Win Football is the gridiron game for everyone! – Create your own unique dream team, compete against opponents from around the world, and then watch your team battle it out on the field.
With the ability to boost your player’s throwing, tackling, running and other skills, you can get ready to hoist the ‘Daily Bowl’ for the ultimate big win!
The official BBC Sport app is the sports fan’s guide to live sport news, video highlights, scores, stats, fixtures and results, curated by the BBC’s team of sport journalists.
The Sports Headlines app is your one-stop for all the latest news for professional and college basketball, football, baseball, hockey, NASCAR, boxing, UFC, soccer, golf – and more.
The app includes both video and audio content.
Updated with “explosive” new content for the 2013 season, in the official NFL QB game you are the Quarterback. You call the shots! – Your receivers power off the line. Who are you passing to? … Where’s the D? … Who’s in coverage?
In a split second, aim, lead your receiver and THROW! – Can you handle the pressure of being the most important player on the team?
iSportsRadio is the #1 source for all your sports action. With over 500 stations covering Basketball and Football, (and more to come as other sports begin in the 2013 seasons), you’ll probably never need another sports radio app, (again).
NFL ’12 was just updated for the 2013 season, allowing you to watch the NFL Fantasy live (iPad only), alongside giving you access to video highlights, game recaps, big plays and all the latest NFL video.
Live audio commentary of every game is available through an “Audio Pass,” and you can manage your NFL.com Fantasy Football team right from within the app. In addition, you’ll find five scoring and play-by-play, and options to follow the game through NFL.com’s news feed and official tweets.
Custom alerts are also available, as are pregame previews and analysis, postgame recaps and highlights, team pages, and more!
SportStream delivers social media sports coverage like never before. Great commentary, real-time stats, and interaction with friends and fans make SportStream informative and fun. The SportStream experience extends to every game across NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAAFB, and NHL. NCAABB, EPL and MLS are coming soon.
Take your sports wherever your ears go! – Introducing the new and improved ESPN Radio App for your iPhone or iPad, with a host of expanded features and functionality for sports fans. Listen live to ESPN Radio, your favorite podcasts, live play-by-play and more.
Stay tuned for more Super Bowl 2013 Coverage.